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Ventura County DA To Retire, But Will Take Post In Sacramento

(Ventura County District Attorney's office photo)
Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten is planning to retire in January, but will take new post heading DA's group in Sacramento

Ventura County’s top prosecutor has announced he’s going to retire.

District Attorney Greg Totten is stepping down after 38 years as a prosecutor, including 18 years as Ventura County’s DA.

He and his office have dealt with a number of major cases, including the Golden State Killer, who pled guilty to 13 murders and a string of other crimes. 

Totten oversee a staff of about 280 people.  He’s retiring from the county DA’s post in January, but he isn’t leaving the profession.  He’s going to be the new Chief Executive for the California District Attorneys Association in Sacramento, which represents the state’s DA’s on issues like legislation.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.